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sfgov tv. >> were holding signs on the street corner of washington and grant in san francisco's chinatown, telling onlookers the truth about the persecution in main laverpbled chin these past 13 years, including the horrific practice of harvesting organs from live victims. at the time a chinese man stood by the street slandering him in a high voice. another man of chinese descent appeared and began to verbally abuse the practitioners that were there. when this new man began to show an inclination toward physical
violence, the practitioners began to record the scene with their cell phones. the man slammed his fists into their face. the practitioner did not retaliate but warned the assailant that his arkses would be videotaped. the assailant once again punched the practitioner under his left jaw. dd the assailant, along with the other chinese man in the red shirt, attempted to escape the scene, but the falun gong practicer and another prackser stood in their way. the assailant assaulted the
female prackstieser's shoulder, chest, arm, and face. the female practitioner said loudly "you hit people." the red-shirted man shouted back. the female practicer's harm had several bruised spots. he ran through the crowd and the practitioner followed him. a man wearing a red vest yelled for the assailant to lie down on the ground. when the police avived -- arrived at the scene, the assailant first tried to defend his actions, then he laid down on the ground and pretended to have fallen unconscious.
beside the assailant, another man in a light blue colored shirt began making intimidating hand gestures and verbally threatened the person in the crowd who filmed the incident with a camera. another onlooker then stepped guard and showed the police officers a video of the incident and the police began to gather information from the assailant and the assaulted falun gong practitioner for the police report. the police later called for the man to be taken away in an ambulance. the police stated that they arrested the assailant without custody. the san francisco district attorney's office has started the investigation and will bring the assailant to court. on june 16, 2012, the chinese man in the red shirt assaulted
another group of female falun gong practitioners. without warning he smashed a wooden placard down violently on the women. it hit the head of one female practitioner and knocked her eyeglasses off her face to the ground. his attack on another female practitioner was on a large area of her arm and became swollen. the police arrived on the scene after an energy -- emergency call to investigate. the police determined -- president chiu: thank you very much. let's hear from our next speakers. thank you very much.
>> speaking in foreign language] >> hello, everybody, my name is derek and on june 10 i was attacked by the man in chinatown when i was telling them what happened to me and my mother being persecuted in china. my mother and i started practicing in 1997 and after the persecutions started in 1 88 they tortured my mom and forced her to give up her beliefs. my mom is only one of a lot of the falun gong practitioners
being tortured for their beliefs. none of the falun gong practitioners have fought back with violence when facing such persecution. the man you saw in the video who verbally assaulted us and physically attacked us, including punching him on the jaw, i never fought back. none of us have fought back with violence. you also saw that a few, maybe four to five people caught on the video, they were instigating hatred. we only wanted to tell the people in chinatown what's
really going on with the persecution china and we hope to work together to end the persecution. i hope that you can help us to stop the hate crimes that are happening in chinatown. thank you. president chiu: thank you very much. next speaker. >> [speaking in foreign language] >> hi, i'm 50 years old this year and i live in richmond. on june 10, around noontime in chinatown there was a violent attack of falun gong practitioners. i was one of the victims and
went to the general hospital to have the wound examined. my sister, who's also a falun gong practitioner, was literally tortured to death and she was only 30 years old. my older brother, because of his believes in falun gong, has been imprisoned for 12 years right now. he's still in prison and i have been imprisoned and beaten up by electric batons.
i came to america. i thought that this free land could respect my beliefs and i could help my sister and my brother to tell people to defend for them. i thought i could use my own experience to tell the fellow chinese people here about the persecution caused by the chinese communist party. but the beaten incident on june 10 made me very sad and disappointed. why chinese would beat up their own chinese?
i realize the chinese communist party has already extended its interior off-seasons overseas while -- its influence overseas. they also use brainwashing to chinatown chinese. chinatown has become a place for anti-american sentiments. for example, that was -- there was that man in the red shirt in chinatown. he's been standing there for 23 years, defaming and cursing all
the chinese groups of people that the chinese government doesn't like, including falun gong practitioners. that man in the red jacket, it's hatred, behavior and speech has caused violence toward falun gong practitioners and it's a hate crime. if we don't stop that it's going to continue to happen. president chiu: thank you very much. thank you very much. next speaker.
>> hello, my name is james bosworth. i would like to talk about the latest thing that muni is embarking on, again reducing the number of bus stops thinking that's going to speed service. the only way that will speed service is if you chase a lot of riders away. if you don't there's going to be bigger crowds at the existing stops and one of the things that slows muni down are the huge crowds at the bus stops. it takes too long for people to get in and out of the bus if there are gigantic crowds. the more you guys keep letting them cut service, the worse the problem gets. those are the things that are slowing bus service down. not too many bus stops. it's too many people at the stops. you need to restore service to the way it was before 2005. muni was a lot bigger then. there were more lines, they had more please.
the budget was -- employees. the budget was much smaller and now they can't budget -- balance the budget. something is not right there. how come the the 21 hayes does not go near the aquarme where the tourists want to go? you think you're going to be crushed to death. the people have no alternative except the five. as busy as it is, you only have one way to get somewhere? that's total stupidity. muni is supposed to be a source for the city, not a -- residents, not a source for the city to get more money for other departments. that's not the way it's supposed to be run. you need to cease and desist and do things the right way. please reconsider your poor
performance. thank you. president chiu: next speaker. >> my name is ace washington and i respectfully request that the president of the board of supervisors, allow me at least 90 seconds more to speak. i'm up here in the body as ace washington, but i'm up here speaking as maybe not the czar, but i am in the car on the institutional program that has a lot to do with my race. the african-american population is going down. respectfully i would ask that and if you don't you'll have to just arrest me because i'm going to speak. in comparison of the newspapers today, mr. president, about three years ago i came up here asking for two minutes and at the time you didn't do it for me. since you know the rule, you can. i'm surprised that the only black supervisor is not here. i wish someone would call her and tell her to come here immediately. because the blacks are in a state of emergency here in san
francisco. we've done had studies upon studies upon studies. now we want a study of what we call conspiracy. if you have studies that show what the redevelopment in the city has done all these years and show of the conspiracy. nothing has done. or you don't want us here. either one is wrong. we have four budget cycles that the prior mayor knew some put in on my graduation. i was there videotaping everything that was there. now, here we have another budget where the mayor says about black history, oh, we all have to help the blacks. the asians, the gays, the latinos. then he comes around for june teenlt, oh, we all have to help the blacks and right the wrong. i haven't seen anything to
indicate that in your budget. you're going to tell me for the next weeks you ain't got no tame time to help us. it shows that the asians are succeeding in education and everything. we have data that shows how the blacks are going down. and this city has denied us to move forward. i'm requesting that the supervisors get together, make legislation for the board to say that we need to set aside a million dollars. half of it will be on the bunt -- president chiu: thank you very much, mr. washington. >> and the other half will show that the study that you had -- president chiu: thank you very much, mr. washington. thank you. >> in closing, i ask the sixth district, the 10 district -- president chiu: thank you very much, mr. washington. mr. washington, we have to give everyone equal time so thank you very much for your testimony.
>> put that million dollars in that budget. president chiu: thank you very much. next speaker. next speaker? thank you. >> hello, i'm larry edmond. i want you to see this first. this newspaper, and then the article about the good samaritan being jumped on at the liquor store in the district six area, being pounced by a store owner. i tell people hate crimes is real. i know this is gay pride week. [speaking in various languages] morning america, "the view." you know, san francisco and to the 3w50rd of supervisors, i hope every one of you rides in the parade this year. it's all about equality this year. the president has given marriages a go-ahead, but the san francisco gay pride is second to the rose bowl in
producing money and funds. second and third largest parade is fulsome street. if you all don't come out and show that we are not about having violence and bullying in san francisco, this is where equality is starting. so today i ask you all to come out. to the black community, all the community in this city, come out. the section looks like africa. i'm so glad i ran into mayor willy brown, who has truly helped lgtb right. i think i'm the first black too run for -- run for mayor in this city, 199 . also, come out and see anita baker at 2:00. evette yolanda. those are three black people in this city that i can say i got a chance to be myself.
come out and witness me in court tomorrow morning. i'm on trial against bullying and violence in the tenderloin. thank you. edmond deucey. let's go people. we have to take equality when it's in this city and move it forward. president chiu: thank you very much. next speaker. >> good afternoon, i'm peter warfield, executive director of library users association and i will be asking for overhead. president chiu: the tv, please. >> beg your pardon? president chiu: i just called and asked for sfgov tv so you can use the overhead. >> thank you. president chiu: there it is. >> thanks to the efforts of the library users association research into the law and facts. the bernl heights library in mural has got an temporary that is a 90-day reprieve from being
painted out. our research found that a law is in existence, the california art preservation act, and that requires that the artist, or if he or she has died for 50 years, the heirs and personal representives must be given the opportunity to remove the work and take it from where it stands. in the city's haste to destroy this mural and to get rid of it, it has not only neglected it and had a trail of illegalities in the process of having approvals and getting rid of it, but in this instance, it was ready the next day to remove this mural without having made the proper notification. and i certainly hope that supervisor cam pose is paying -- campos is paying attention. the scaffolding had gone up on
friday 8 and and they were scheduled to paint out that mural starting monday, june 11. only because the heir of the artist, arch williams, who was one of the haight ash -- hate asbury muralists, only because his he risks r contacted the city officials did this stop. i am showing what was planned to replace that front panel. just that. the illegalities, i've talked about it previously. thank you. president chiu: thank you. any other members of the public that wish to speak? seenenst seeing none, general public comment is concerned. madam clerk? >> item 63 and 64. these items will be called on by
a single roll call vote. president chiu: colleagues, would anyone like to separate these items? supervisor farrell:? supervisor farrell: number 65. president chiu: items 65 and 66? >> supervisor kim. kim, iowa. supervisor mar? mar, aye. supervisors -- supervisor olague aye aye. avalos, aye aye. supervisor campos. chu, iowa. supervisor cohen? cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd. aye. fairly, aye. 11 ayes. president maufas: the resolution is adopted. item 64. [item 64 being read]
president chiu: supervisor fairly? supervisor farrell: thank you, colleagues. i have a quick amendment. i'd like to make a motion to eliminate lines 22 and 24 on page 23. and i passed around the amendment to you earlier. president chiu: supervisor fairly has made a motion to amend. seconded by supervisor elsbernd? any o,s? the amendment holds. supervisor farrell: thanks. it's to support the guardians of the city, the primary purpose of which is to celebrate the heritage of our first responders. it's been formed by current and former members of our fire and police departments. this is a short commitment to our future guardians of the city
museum that i've been working on. potentially to other parts of san francisco and there are a number of current leaders that are a big part of it. captain casniado of the police department who's going to be retiring this month. mike every son of the sheriff's department. david lee and leeann corrales. colleagues, i ask for your support. president chiu: without objection this resolution is adopted as amended. ma adam clerk? >> today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individuals. on behalf of supervisor kim for the late mr. roddy thing -- king. on behalf of elsbernd for the late mr. tseng and for the late mr. davis. president chiu: does that conclude our business for today? >> that concludes our business,
>> the public wants to access particular information about your house or neighborhood we point them to gis. gis is a combination of maps and data. not a graphic you see on a screen. you get the traffic for the streets the number of crimes for a police district in a period of time. if the idea of combining the different layerce of information and stacking them on top of each other to present to the public. >> other types of gis are web based mapping systems. like google earth, yahoo maps. microsoft. those are examples of on line mapping systems that can be used to find businesses or get driving directions or check on traffic conditions.
all digital maps. >> gis is used in the city of san francisco to better support what departments do. >> you imagine all the various elements of a city including parcels and the critical infrastructure where the storm drains are. the city access like the traffic lights and fire hydrants. anything you is represent in a geo graphic space with be stored for retrieval and analysis. >> the department of public works they maintain what goes on in the right-of-way, looking to dig up the streets to put in a pipe. with the permit. with mapping you click on the map, click on the street and up will come up the nchgz that will
help them make a decision. currently available is sf parcel the assessor's application. you can go to the assessor's website and bring up a map of san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get nchldz like your supervisor or who your supervisor is. the nearest public facility. and through the sf applications we support from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. you can drill down in the neighborhood and get where the
newest hospital or police or fire station. >> we are positive about gis not only people access it in the office but from home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a